Platonic Harem Edition: Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?

Topic started by takashichea on May 22, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 1 month ago.
Post by takashichea (10,898 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome to the first ever Platonic Harem Blog!

This week, we have Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?, a strange anime that involves a zombie, magical school girls, a necromancer, and vampire ninjas.

Plot Summary

High school student Ayumu Aikawa is murdered after being fatally stabbed in the back by a serial killer. Thanks to necromancer Eucliwood Hellsythe, however, he is resurrected as a zombie. Grateful to his savior, Ayumu invites her to reside with him in his house and continue his everyday life.

Trying to take advantage of his undead life by hunting for his serial killer at night, Ayumu meets a demon-hunting, chainsaw-wielding self-proclaimed "masou-shoujou" (Japanese pun on magical girl) named Haruna. After this fated encounter in which Ayumu accidentally gets cut in half and Haruna inadvertently dematerializes her clothes while trying to magically heal him, Haruna also moves in to Ayumu's residence. Zombie Ayumu's high school life is never quite the same as it used to be.

What is a Platonic Harem?

I use Platonic to refer to harems where you have a group of girls or guys that can form a relationship with the opposite sex. However, unlike traditional harems, there could only be one relationship at a time. Platonic means every day.

Characters

Ayumu Aikawa

He's your male protagonist and a zombie who can also turn into a Masou Shoujo after absorbing Haruna's magic. He is a bit of pervert when he fantasizes about Eucliwood who refers to Ayumu as "Onii-chan." Also, he gets into tricky situations with Haruna like he does with the rest of the women who lived in his house.

Eucliwood Hellsythe

She's the female protagonist who is a necromancer with the ability to bring back the dead. Unable to talk due to her powers, she communicates with a notepad. She lives Ayumu who takes care of her.

Haruna

She's a tsundere, flat chested, Masou Shoujo girl who forgets people names except for Ayumu. After being stripped of her magic (pun intended), she lives with Ayumu and teaches him the way of the Masou Shoujo. Her specialty is cooking fried eggs that look like gold!

Seraphim

She's an extremely busty, vampire ninja who loves saying Tsubamegaeshi with her attacks. After Ayumu beats her up, she winds up living in his house. Talk about having your enemies close.

Yuki Yoshida
Aliases: Maelstrom (ninja), Tomonori (by Ayumu)

She is another Vampire ninja who attacks with Tonkotsu Ramen soup. After she rescues Ayumu and Haruna from Megalos who love tentacle rape, Ayumu makes an accidental move on her, a kiss, that makes them husband and wife due to her customs.

Taeko Hiramatsu

She is a normal girl who has a crush on Ayumu (revealed in an OVA), and in season 2, she has a fetish for Ayumu's legs.

Sarasvati

She is a Vampire Ninja and the superior of Seraphim. She is very conservationist who upholds traditions with utmost priorities. In season 2, she has a fetish for Ayumu's butt when Ayumu exposed his naughty bits at school after Mystletainn broke.

Orito
He is Ayumu's best friend. Even though he may not have a thing for Ayumu, in the ending credits tells a different story. Orito is seen kissing Ayumu on the cheek.

There you have it.

Ayumu is your average zombie who ends up living with three drop-dead gorgeous ladies. Outside his home, he has two girls who loved him for his body. I just put Orito up to mess with you guys.

Thank you for reading this strange blog that I made up on a whim.

Takashichea

Go Anime Vice!

Post by takashichea (10,898 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I could be wrong with the platonic harem for Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, but Ayumu is strange guy and the girls' relationships varied.

Tune in Next Week

We're going to do Fate Stay Night!

Please put up some suggestions. I have no idea what anime/manga series to do after Fate Stay Night.

Wales's Suggestions

Love Hina didn't have sexualization until the end if that were to count. Ah! My Goddess may count to some extent (depends on if you view "guy wants to date girl and her two sisters move in and have a thing for him" as a harem). Same goes for A.I. Love You. Tenchi Muyo may count towards it but I never saw it all. Sister Princess might as well. Those are the only "harem" animes I can think of that fall into the category of "platonic relationships". Why ask me though?

Thank you Wales.

PenguinDust's Suggestions

Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Coolness, I'll be sure to check out further entries in this series. I enjoyed the first Zombie season, but I haven't seen any of season two's "of the Dead". I'll probably go back and watch season 1 again when season 2 is finished then push straight through that one. I really liked the twist on the magical girl archetype in this series so far. Quite ridiculous and a lot of fun.

Post by takashichea (10,898 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@PenguinDust:

Thanks! I found a image at Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? wikia. It's a nice diagram of Ayumu's relationships.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,063 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I tend to like Seraphim. Actually I like them all, but I for some reason I like tsundere type relationships. We've seen recently that she does actually like him. Which is cooool.

I remember watching last year the first season and loved the beginning. And Ayumu doing the street dancing. I rofl.

Post by takashichea (10,898 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Supreme Marvel:

Me, too. I lean more towards Taeko, Eucliwood, and Yuki.

If you're talking about Haruna, I felt she had a strong bond with him in season 1. In season 2, she and Ayumu are working together as friends.

Thanks for your comment.

Edit:

I will show the world about your marvelous booty, My Darling!
I will show the world about your marvelous booty, My Darling!

I forgot Sarasvati. She cracks me up.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,063 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@takashichea said:

@Supreme Marvel:

Me, too. I lean more towards Taeko, Eucliwood, and Yuki.

If you're talking about Haruna, I felt she had a strong bond with him in season 1. In season 2, she and Ayumu are working together as friends.

No, I mean Sera'. When Kyouko and Sera' were talking a some point in the recent episode it sort of showed that she had some feeling towards him. I believe if they don't make a third season that maybe flushed out this season. Hopefully. I doubt it but I would like their relationship to be a bit more advanced.

Thee show in a way reminds me of Tenchi Muyo! It won't compare to it because it's my favourite harem and my second favourite animé series.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,063 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Sara was a great edition. I really like her also.

Post by takashichea (10,898 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I use Platonic to refer to harems where you have a group of girls or guys that can form a relationship with the opposite sex. However, unlike traditional harems, there could only be one relationship at a time. Platonic means every day.

I must have left the argument why Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? is a platonic harem by accident. Ayumu pretty much has his eyes on Eucliwood while other girls are forming relationships with him. It's hard to say if this a platonic harem or not but Ayumu pretty much favors one girl out of the bunch. Yuki and Sarasvati have a thing for Ayumu while Haruna and Seraphim don't even admit he's special. I forgot Kyoko who was a villain.

Spoilers!

Kyoko confessed that she loved Ayumu in season 2 unless I'm mistaken.

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